This stunning colourful rare duck has been spotted on a Merseyside lake this week.
The bird is known as a mandarin duck and originates over 4,500 miles away in China, but it has been recently spotted on a lake in Sefton Park.
The Mandarin Duck was introduced from the Far East, where it can still be found in China, Japan, Korea and parts of Russia.
Mandarin Ducks are actually quite shy birds, often hiding beneath overhanging willows and usually only forming small flocks.
The Wildlife Trusts say: “It was introduced from China and now found on park lakes and other wetlands with overhanging trees, mainly in South East England, but also in North England, Wales and Scotland.”
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